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Architect, Cloud

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Viacom is seeking a talented Cloud Architect to help build its Cloud and Compute Architecture team. This role will partner with infrastructure, development, and architecture teams globally to help transform Viacom into a cloud-first enterprise. Come help us weave together public and private cloud into a flexible and efficient compute platform for one of the world’s foremost media companies.

The successful candidate will be an avid learner, problem solver, documenter, and teacher. We are looking for a seasoned individual who wants to know what the API’s look like when presented with a new product. The candidate should also be well versed in public cloud, configuration management, systems automation, and general scripting. They will be a resident Subject Matter Expert with the eagerness and experience to drive any cloud-related project.

Key Projects:

  • Advise on the migration of all Viacom infrastructure to Cloud-based deployment models
  • Do strategic testing of enterprise and media compute systems in Public Cloud
  • Test and integrate Azure and additional Public Cloud platforms
  • Build roadmap for automated management of Windows compute environments
  • Guide the technical development and training of Viacom’s infrastructure teams
  • Act as SME in the design of container-based build and deploy models for Viacom
  • Drive testing of Private cloud for on-premises infrastructure deployments


  • Be a voice for strong design principals and sound cloud planning within Viacom and in the industry.
  • Work with Viacom Information Security in evaluating and designing security solutions for cloud deployments.
  • Develop and present technical strategy with Viacom technical leadership.
  • Advise infrastructure groups across Viacom in developing optimized cloud deployment models and in strategic use of on-premises systems.
  • Partner with Viacom Project Management to plan global cloud migrations.
  • Develop sound operational practices for cloud infrastructure with partner teams.
  • Build cost comparison models and provide pricing support for services and applications across public and private cloud deployments.
  • Lead partner organizations, as Cloud SME, evaluating technical design of vendor-provided SAAS solutions.
  • Evaluate and plan adoption of advanced cloud technologies like PAAS.
  • Work with client-facing systems teams to allow controlled and intelligent self-provisioning of cloud environments
  • Acts as technical project manager by preparing project plans, interacting with other departments and guiding MTS resources as required

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Expertise with AWS and strong understanding of another major public cloud service
  • Proven experience with CloudFormation or similar template-based stack deployment systems
  • Proficiency with Linux and Windows Server Operating Systems (Expertise in one)

Additional Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of a major scripting language, eg: Python, PowerShell, or PERL
  • Production experience with major systems configuration systems like Puppet, Chef, SCCM, or PowerShell DSC
  • Thorough L2-L7 networking knowledge
  • General security and RBAC best practices
  • Can wield Visio, OmniGraffle, or another tool to build diagrams of systems, applications, and services
  • Experience with on-premises compute and cloud platforms
  • Strong inter-personal skills and experience working with global teams
  • Detail-oriented and iterative in approach to engineering and architecture
  • Ability to balance and direct multiple critical projects
  • Comfortable working with formal multi-team projects
  • Willingness to work alongside engineers and get “hands dirty”
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure
  • Working knowledge of DirectConnect or other cloud peering technologies
  • Version Control for coding and systems configuration
  • Can take and analyze packet captures